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Bach Rescue Remedy Ingrediants

January 22nd, 2010, 11:50 AM
Hey All

I thought I would try the Bach Rescue Remedy for Winston when we go skiing next month. I was thinking that it would help him feel more comfy and less anxious. I purchased it today and looked at the ingrediants and found that it contains 27% Grape Alcohal ????????

Since I have been told grapes are toxic to dogs shoud I be worried. The store I purchased it from apparently called the US distributor to find out if the recipe has changed. They advised her that it has not changed.

Has anyone else noticed the grape content? and should I be worried about using it?


January 22nd, 2010, 01:14 PM
Winston, there is an alcohol free version for pets ....

January 22nd, 2010, 01:27 PM
Thanks Rainbow! Good to know!

Does anyone know if this one will be harmful?


January 22nd, 2010, 01:41 PM
The pet formula one isn't harmful but it also does not work for all dogs.

January 22nd, 2010, 03:21 PM
So I am confused now? Does the one I bought not work for animals?

January 22nd, 2010, 07:03 PM
I never noticed that ingredient Winston , I went to look on my bottle , sure enough , says " 5x ornithogalum in 27% grape alcohol solution" :confused:

It never bothered my guys but also never worked on them when we had thunderstorms here. :shrug:

January 22nd, 2010, 07:14 PM
Thanks long were you told before you would notice if it worked or not?

January 22nd, 2010, 07:17 PM
Thanks long were you told before you would notice if it worked or not?

I never asked :laughing: but the one from the vet (I think it was clomicalm) said to give it an hour before , which is hard to guess for thunderstorms :rolleyes: so I would give the rescue remedy at the first sign of storm ... dogs were still very anxious on it.

January 22nd, 2010, 07:19 PM
The one you have is okay to give to dogs. The reason they started making the one for pets is because too many people were freaked out by the alcohol content but supposedly it is not enough to be harmful.

I think it is supposed to take 30 to 60 minutes to notice anything. I tried it for Chase (barking) but it didn't help.

January 22nd, 2010, 07:33 PM
Oh well if its that quick I will have lots of time to give it a shot. Winston is really a pretty good doggy but he gets SUPER excited when he knows we are going in the car. He also knows when we pack he is going in the car...he does settle down but what I was really hoping for was for it to relax him and let him juist chill out on his bed while we go out skiing. I know its hard on them cause they are in a strange place>> he is usually good but one thing I noticed is the panting he does....and he will stick to us like glue if he thinks we are going somewhere.

January 22nd, 2010, 07:39 PM
This website says it has an immediate calming effect ....

If you google "rescue remedy for dogs" you'll get lots of information.

January 22nd, 2010, 07:40 PM
Sounds like what Bailey used to do.

Can you give him a frozen PB kong when you go skiing ? If you have a freezer in your room ...

January 22nd, 2010, 07:44 PM
Yeah! the kong should not be a problem but I worry about giving him anything like that in case he gets it all over their stuff. I dont want to pay to shampoo the carpets ??

I have not crated Winston in years so that really isnt an option. I have to trust he is mature enough to be a good boy!

January 22nd, 2010, 07:47 PM
I have to trust he is mature enough to be a good boy!

Of course he will ! :angel:

January 22nd, 2010, 07:51 PM
Its also a nice condo complex so I am really hoping he wont bark! if it was a house I wouldnt be too concerned.. I probably am just worrying too much.

January 22nd, 2010, 10:14 PM
Is there a doggy daycare where you are going skiing? We don't have one here but the one in the next town over from us has one that has day and hourly rates. Or perhaps a vet or groomer there can recommend a petsitter. :shrug:

January 23rd, 2010, 01:13 PM
What about trying a D.A.P. ( diffuser? It's like Feliway, but dog-specific. Again, it works for some dogs and not others, but might be worth seeing if it works for Winston. You can plug it in at home before you go on a trip and then take it with you to plug in at your destination.

As for the Rescue Remedy with alcohol, it's only an issue if you administer it directly into Winston's mouth. Instead, it can be applied to the backs of the ears or sprayed on bedding (if you have the spray bottle version), or drops added to the water bowl (the alcohol will evaporate soon enough). If you do want to give it to Winston orally, you can evaporate most of the alcohol off by putting some in a dish placed overtop of a bowl of hot water for 10-15 minutes first.

January 26th, 2010, 03:41 AM
Have you tested the Rescue Remedy on Winston yet to see if it works for him?

January 26th, 2010, 04:01 PM
OR, for an alternate solution, could you start cross country skiing instead? Go to some local county forests and take Winston with you? :D NOT on groomed or track set trails mind you.

OH wait, Hamilton. No snow?

January 26th, 2010, 05:29 PM
Yeah no snow locally ! Winston is a tad too old now for that type of work out! and his Mom is too! OMG I dont think I could go cross country any more! I love downhill and I get a break by sitting on the gondola on the way back up!! :D

I tried it today and I am not sure if it worked...Will try again.